Sunday, 28 December 2014

Cosmeston

230 Tufted Duck [nearly all W lake], 27 Pochard [all W lake], 2 Little Grebe, 1 Heron, and just single Redwing and Fieldfare by dragonfly pond, plus millions of people!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Cosmeston

No sign of yesterday's reported Bittern. 8 Pochard were in with the Tufties on W lake, an ad Yellow-legged Gull was mid E lake and a Common Gull on E lake shore - see pic.



Cosmeston

Apparently a Bittern was in the W lake reeds yesterday [per BirdGuides & Twitter].

Friday, 12 December 2014

Cosmeston

brief visit to see if my back was up to birding! Ad Yellow-legged Gull was sitting on E lake plus 1 ad Common Gull, and c.150 Tufted Ducks. Didn't do a circuit so that's it! Back seems OK.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Cosmeston

Pretty quiet. Not birding properly [dog in tow], but a few Redwing & Fieldfare by the conservation area, 2 Buzzards circling and calling, a few Pochard in with the Tufties.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Cosmeston

at least 8 Common Snipe were in the 'snipe paddock' this morning [on the right beyond the dragonfly pond],and an ad Yellow-legged Gull was on E lake, and a Common Gull on W lake posts. Also Sparrowhawk, male Bullfinch and a couple of Redwing. 80 Tufted on E lake - didn't count W lake.